Either I’d do a book on it, or a few paras – so let’s try the second option. Left on Monday for São Paulo via British Airways to keynote the Sebrae Endear Summit. Sebrae supports micro and small-scale enterprises across the country – and sustainability is becoming a central theme for them, alongside ESG.
Greeted by people like their CEO Carlos Mellos and Bruno Quick, their technical director, but spent most time with Débora Targino Teixeira, Sebrae’s institutional and international affairs coordinator. Great fun – and made the whole process much easier.
Once again, blown away by the affection and support for what we do – and the images shown above are only a sample of the scores of selfies and group shots people insisted we take.
On the flights, I finished Venomous Lumpsucker, by Ned Beauman, very-close-to-the-bone funny, and also began to read Bella Lack’s immensely engaging – and energising – book Children of the Anthropocene and, belatedly, Isabella Tree’s glorious Wilding.
The elephant in the airport poster provided an appropriate end note.
Daniela Manole says
Der John, thanks for these “paras”. It was an absolutely pleasure meeting you in person at this occasion and also have my Green Swans’s book beautifully autographed and a wonderful conversation about the global landscape on sustainability reporting.
Your talk had also a great impact on the audience.
I hope that you come back soon to Brazil.
John Elkington says
Thank you, Daniela!